Musician Watch: Mac User Don Davis Scores Matrix Revolutions

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Date: Wednesday, August 6th, 2003, 15:03
Category: Sighting

Digital Pro Sound reports that composer Don Davis will return to score the upcoming movie Matrix Revolutions, due for release November 5. The press release describes the upcoming score as ?a synthesis of classical opera and a postmodern concerto.? Davis is even writing an opera, ?Rio de Sangre,? premiering 2005 at Disney Music Hall in LA. (That?s a real hall, by the way, if you didn?t know, not part of Disneyland! Davis has an extensive history of concert music as well as being a film composer.) And, of course, what computer does Mr. Davis use? Macs?three of them in his studio alone.

Using MPEG4/AAC Files with Peak: Edit Music from the iTunes Music Store

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Date: Wednesday, August 6th, 2003, 15:42
Category: Software

If you thought all you could do with iTunes Music Store songs you?ve purchased was play them in iTunes, you?re in for a pleasant surprise. As we?ve previously reported, in Native Instruments Traktor 2.1 DJ, you can DJ with your iTunes library. But you can even open up files directly and edit them. All you need is audio editor BIAS Peak. Finally, you can edit your iTunes music to remove unwanted portions of the audio files, and convert your music for programs like Live that don?t yet support MPEG4 audio files.
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